Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Chennai, he held a big roadshow. PM Modi was received by Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi in Chennai. DMK leaders and Tamil Nadu Ministers Duraimurugan and K Ponmudy were also present on the occasion. Minister of state for fisheries L Murugan and former Tamil Nadu chief minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami were also present.
In Chennai, Modi will inaugurate projects worth more than 31,000 crores at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium.
“In Chennai, development works worth over Rs. 31,000 crore would either be inaugurated or their foundation stones would be laid. These projects cover key infra sectors such as railways, petroleum, housing and roads. Commerce and connectivity would be boosted by these works,” PM Modi had tweeted on Wednesday.
“The projects being inaugurated include the Madurai-Theni railway gauge conversion project. The third railway line between Tambaram-Chengalpattu. has 2 natural gas pipelines. Houses constructed as part of Light House Project, Chennai,” PM Modi added.
According to the PMO press release, the five projects are worth over 2,900 crores. The 75-km-long Madurai-Teni (railway gauge conversion project), built at a project cost of over ₹500 crores, will facilitate access and give a boost to tourism in the region. The 30-km-long third railway line between Tambaram – Chengalpattu, built at a project cost of over 590 crores, will facilitate the running of more Suburban services, thus offering greater options and enhancing comfort for the travellers.